The Building Department is responsible for the approval of residential, commercial, and industrial construction within the Municipality. All construction is required to meet the B.C. Building Code 2012, Fire Codes, Bylaw 70 Building Regulation and all other applicable local bylaws. With a few exceptions, all construction in the District of Sooke requires a building permit before you begin any project.
Every property owner shall obtain all required permits or approvals, pay all fees and provide all deposits prior to the commencement of work. Permit applications are to be submitted to the District of Sooke’s Building Department. General guidelines are available when you apply for a permit.
BC Building Code Change – On December 19, 2014 new energy efficiency and ventilation requirements came into effect for all Part 9 buildings (housing and small buildings).
All building applications received by December 18, 2014 will be processed under the current 2012 BC Building Code. All building permits applied for on or after December 19th will be reviewed for compliance to the new energy efficiency and ventilation requirement.
Request for Property Information
A Request for Property Information form must be submitted and signed by the property owner or an authorized registered agent. An Owner’s Authorization form or documents indicating the agent is authorized is required when submitting your request.
Examples of information that may be available are:
Septic and Well Site Plans
Woodstove/Oil Tank Permits
Inquire with the Fire Department (250-642-5422) for:
Speak to the Planning Department with regards to:
Riparian Area Regulations
We have some in formation available through our GIS Map on our website:
Property Info Report
Zoning Bylaw Information